Bay Trippers Teacher & Family Guide
An online field trip is a powerful learning experience, both in your classroom and in your home.
In the classroom, Bay Trippers can be integrated into a science curriculum in the same way a real-life field trip can. It can also provide background and build anticipation for real outdoor experiences on streams, rivers, the Bay, and in the schoolyard. At the beginning of a unit, a field trip spurs students to pose new questions that can be studied in depth back in the classroom. At the end of a unit, the field trip brings to life the ideas students have explored in a variety of different media. We encourage you to take the ideas and concepts found on Bay Trippers and apply them to your own home, yard, schoolyard, or local waterbody.
At home, Bay Trippers can involve the entire family in vital investigations that support children as they become scientifically literate.
This part of the site is strictly for teachers and families. It contains tips, activities, and lesson plans that can be the start of authentic learning adventures in science.
Chesapeake: A Bay Trippers Adventure
is broadcast by MPT's K-12 Educational Video Service.